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Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)
Chinese philosopher & reformer [more author details]
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Respect yourself and others will respect you.
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Confucius
Study the past if you would define the future.
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The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.
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To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
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To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.
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To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.
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What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.
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When anger rises, think of the consequences.
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Confucius
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
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Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
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They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
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Confucius, Analects
By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.
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Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.
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Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Have no friends not equal to yourself.
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Confucius, The Confucian Analects
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
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Confucius, The Confucian Analects
He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
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Confucius, The Confucian Analects
He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed.
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Confucius, The Confucian Analects
Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.
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Confucius, The Confucian Analects
I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.
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Confucius, The Confucian Analects
I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or one who hated what was not virtuous. He who loved virtue would esteem nothing above it.
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Confucius, The Confucian Analects
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